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Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis KCPark Square Barristers Ltd. 'He is first-class for catastrophic loss claims.'

Leading Juniors

Simon AndersonPark Square Barristers Ltd. 'A titan for work-related stress claims and a silk in waiting.'
Andrew Axon - Parklane Plowden 'Andrew is a strong negotiator. He is also very approachable, responsive, always available and great with clients.'
Toby CoupeKings Chambers 'Toby's preparation of cases, client care skills, advocacy, judgement and work ethic are genuinely exceptional.'
Stephen FridayParklane Plowden 'A resolute and persuasive advocate who will not be deterred. He is an analytical powerhouse.'
Jim HesterParklane Plowden 'Jim has an excellent manner in conferences and at JSMs. He is particularly strong on advising on liability issues.'
Pankaj MadanExchange Chambers 'Pankaj is an expert on complex and difficult brain injury cases. He is technically sound in his advice, compassionate yet firmly objective, and good on his feet. His client manner is superb.'
James MurphyParklane PlowdenJames is an excellent barrister, with a calm demeanour that puts his clients at ease. He is always well-prepared and meticulous, with an excellent grasp of the fine detail. His advice is always practical and to the point.’
Fiona RossPark Square Barristers Ltd. 'Fiona is an excellent advocate with a calm presence and eye for detail.'
Richard CopnallParklane Plowden 'Richard combines a no-nonsense approach with technical excellence. An unrelenting cross-examiner.'
Justin CrossleyParklane Plowden 'A junior with a meticulous eye and a great bedside manner with clients.'
Howard ElgotParklane Plowden 'A formidable litigator and advocate. Howard is determined and resourceful, and has excellent technical knowledge.'
Elizabeth HodgsonParklane Plowden 'Elizabeth’s advocacy style is perfect and is mesmerising to observe.'
Paul KirtleyExchange Chambers 'Paul is very approachable. He brings a very collegiate approach to cases and is able to get a fantastic result in even the most challenging of situations.'
Tom Nossiter – Parklane Plowden 'He is an impressive advocate - persuasive without being aggressive. A junior happy to take on the most challenging of cases.'
Catherine SouterParklane Plowden 'Catherine is a fantastic advocate; she thinks on her feet and tackles the issues as they arise.'
Tom Vonberg  - 12 King's Bench Walk ‘Tom is liked by the clients and highly regarded for his technical skill and reliable advice. His eye for detail really stands out, and he is very robust in court.’
Hylton ArmstrongParklane Plowden 'A reliable junior, who is approachable and gets to the heart of the matter in a clear and concise way. A fighter when necessary.'
Gordon ExallKings Chambers 'A junior with a clear and concise command of the law.'
Corin FurnessParklane Plowden 'Corin is a wonderful advocate. He is meticulous, with an impressive attention to detail. Excellent on his feet and clients like him.'
Charlie Greenwood – St Paul’s Chambers 'Charlie is exceptionally bright and quick on his feet. A great advocate and a good legal brain - a winning combination!'
Stuart JamiesonParklane Plowden 'Stuart is a very capable, professional and approachable barrister. He doesn't shy away from difficult cases, and manages challenging clients very well.'
Abigail TelfordParklane Plowden 'Abigail is an industrious junior, who is very good in conference with clients and experts. Her advice is always clear.'
Steven Turner – Kings Chambers ‘Steven provides sound advice, and demonstrates great empathy with clients who have sustained life-changing injuries.’

Rising Stars

Personal injury in Regional Bar

Parklane Plowden

Parklane Plowden stands out as ‘the leading set for the North East with very good strength in depth‘ for complex personal injury work. Andrew Axon is ‘technically brilliant on catastrophic injury cases‘, and Stephen Friday is sought after for his expertise in Fatal Accidents Act claims. Howard Elgot  is highly regarded for his track record in handling catastrophic brain injury claims; the ‘always succinct‘ head of chambers James Murphy regularly advises on severe brain, spinal and psychiatric injuries. Elizabeth Hodgson‘s ‘communication and advocacy skills cannot be faulted‘. Christopher Williams retired at the end of 2022. Steven Turner left the set in November 2023.


‘John Hammond and Laura Storr are real stars.’

‘Laura Storr is always helpful.’

‘Parklane Plowden has a great team of barristers, and has strength at all levels.’

Park Square Barristers Ltd.

At Park Square Barristers, the team is regularly instructed for claimants and defendants across a range of complex personal injury cases. Andrew Lewis KC is well known for his expertise in handling catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims. Fiona Ross has ‘fabulous attention to detail‘ and is sought after for her established strength in handling claims involving life-changing injuries, arising from accidents at work, at home, and abroad. Occupational stress claims are a key area of instruction for the ‘very knowledgeableSimon Anderson.


A strong set.’

Very helpful clerks, particularly Andy Reeves.’

Clerks are very quick to respond.’

Exchange Chambers

The personal injury team at Exchange Chambers has a solid track record in advising on catastrophic injury claims, fatal accidents, chronic pain disorders and military claims, to name a few areas of expertise. Paul Kirtley ‘understands the intricacies of the most complex liability dispute or workplace accident‘, and Simon Ross‘ workload includes serious road traffic accidents. The ‘very knowledgeablePankaj Madan is ‘meticulous‘, ‘very organised‘ and ‘provides a brilliant analysis of evidence and details‘.


Exchange is an efficient and well organised set.’

Excellent chambers with great strength-in depth.’

Excellent – all are friendly, responsive and efficient.’

Excellent support from the clerks.’

Always a great service.’